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Apple Crisp with Condensed Milk

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Apple crisp with condensed milk takes the classic oat topped dessert and adds that little something extra. It’s a little bit creamy, has a nice glossy top and tastes amazing.

Spoon scooping out serving of apple crisp with condensed milk.

Try this fun twist on traditional apple crisp. The addition of sweetened condensed milk adds a little bit of creaminess, some sweetness and that little extra bit of goodness.

By now you know I have a bit of a thing for sweetened condensed milk. I am willing to try adding it to just about anything.

I was curious about adding it to apple crisp, but every recipe I could find made you start by turning the can of condensed milk into dulce de leche first. While that sounds absolutely amazing, and I will likely do that someday, that is not what I had in mind.

Pan of diced apples next to bowl of oat topping.

Plus I didn’t want to take that kind of time. I wanted immediate apple crisp gratification.

Ps. You can also make homemade dulce de leche from milk, sugar and vanilla, but that would delay the process even more.

So I went about making exactly what I wanted. I started with my great grandma’s apple crisp recipe.

It is super simple but really delicious. Plus there is no added sugar in that recipe, so adding the sweetness of condensed milk doesn’t make it over the top sweet.

Why add the condensed milk?

Because it is delicious for one! Drizzling the sweetened condensed milk over the oatmeal topping helps to hold it together.

Pouring a can of sweetened condensed milk over apple crisp before it goes in the oven.

It also gives it a bit of glossy sheen and makes it extra golden. So it does wonders for those bits of crumb topping and makes them fabulous on their own.

The condensed milk that seeps through sort of collects between the fruit. When you hit a pocket it almost tastes like a bit of melted ice cream hiding in there.

Preparing the apples

You can use almost any kind of apple in this recipe. Obviously a good baking apple like jonagold, honeycrisp or McIntosh will hold up better, but feel free to use what you have.

Feel free to peel the apples if you like. Or use an apple peeler, corer, slicer if you have one.

Because an apple crisp is supposed to be kind of rustic, I like to keep the skins on the apples. A lot of the nutrients and fiber are in the peel and the texture doesn’t bother us at all.

Pan of apple crisp with sweetened condensed milk drizzled over the top, ready to go in the oven.

Then I just quickly cut them into chunks. That way they still have some texture when they come out of the oven.

So it is definitely a personal choice. There is no right answer.

This recipe is great as written, but we also love it with a mix of apples and pears. They are so good together and it adds an extra layer of flavor and texture.

More rustic apple treats

Loaded with fresh fruit, rustic buttermilk apple cake is easy to put together and absolutely fabulous to eat. Serve it as a coffee cake, snack cake or for an easy dessert.

Serving of apple crisp on small plate in front of pan of remaining crisp.

Dutch apple cake has been a favorite in my family for generations. We serve it as a streusel topped coffee cake for breakfast, but it would also be great with a scoop of ice cream for a simple dessert.

Or give your crisp a little added zing with fresh or frozen cranberries. Cranberry apple crisp has a beautiful ruby color and tastes like fall.

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Apple Crisp with Condensed Milk

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Apple crisp with condensed milk takes the classic oat topped dessert and adds that little something extra. It's a little bit creamy, has a nice glossy top and tastes amazing.
4.72 from 32 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 8 cups chopped apples
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • cup all purpose flour
  • cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Wash and core the apples. Peel if desired, and slice or chop into cubes. Toss with lemon juice then place in greased 9×13-in pan.
    8 cups chopped apples, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • In a bowl, mix together flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon. Add melted butter and stir together.
    ⅓ cup all purpose flour, 2½ cups old fashioned oats, ½ teaspoon salt, 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, ½ cup melted butter
  • Sprinkle oat topping over apples. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top.
    14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden, the juices are bubbling and the apples are tender.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 208mgFiber: 4gSugar: 33g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Thursday 21st of March 2024

Thanks! Just what I was looking for. I wanted to use crushed Bishcoff cookies and cinnamon pecans on an apple crisp, but also wanted a creamier texture. I’ll use this and tweak slightly.


Thursday 21st of March 2024

That sounds fabulous!

Kavita Gursahani

Sunday 25th of February 2024

Very easy to assemble and I hope it tastes great.. made for my god daughter’s birthday party!!


Sunday 25th of February 2024

I hope everyone liked it!


Monday 12th of February 2024

I made this dish today. It was easy, quick to make and very tasty. I wasn't sure about using the oats but it worked! My family and visitors gave it a thumbs up. It really was delicious.


Monday 12th of February 2024

I am so glad everyone liked it!


Sunday 24th of October 2021

What a great idea! I will be trying this!


Sunday 24th of October 2021

I hope you like it!


Sunday 24th of October 2021

i am an oatmeal hater. how would this work with the flour,brown sugar and butter topping?


Sunday 24th of October 2021

I haven't tried it, but I can't see why it would work. Let me know how it goes if you try it.